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. glitch is the term the obama care people would love everybody to use. it kind of implies that these are small, fixable problems when, in fact, serious systemic problems remain. that 100,000 number, give or take 10% or 15% each way that signed up to the moment on the federal obama care exchange is more than doubled by the state exchanges. there's a relative handful of those compared to the states where you go on healthcare.gov. it doesn't reflect well on the federal system. there's also a concern, a big concern about the so-called back end of the website. all websites like this one have a front and back, take, forexample, amazon.com on this cyber monday. log on and click you want to buy something. that's the front end. the back end actually sends you what you have ordered. the problem, we are told, on the nd of obama care has insurance providers concerned. when people log on, navigate through, qualify and pick their plan, okay, buy. they think they have coverage from that point on, they don't, first of all. second of all, the information sent by healthcare.gov is so poorly
over the affordable care act. president obama is launching a campaign to reframe the debate. now that healthcare.gov is out of intensive care, they hope to shift the foe cause to health care reform. steve handelsman is live at the white house. >> reporter: thanks. out of intensive care. republicans don't believe it. asked, what else are they hiding? here at the white house was a defiant president obama. he said he's learned not to make what he called wild promises about obama care, but he checks every day. he knows the website and the plan, as a whole now, are working. >> we know the demand is there and we know that the product on these marketplaces is good. the bottom line is, this law is working and will work into the future. i have always said, i will work with anybody to implement and improve this law effectively. you got good ideas? bring them to me. let's go. but, we are not repealing it as long as i'm president. [ applause ] >> reporter: back to the website, one of the biggest known remaining problems is the back end of healthcare.gov. after you click and decide what you w
. >> the president widened his focused from obama care to the economic class. >> if you work hard, you should make a decent living. >> fewer americans are. income disparities are getting worse. the average family made just 8% more than than they did in the late 1970s, while america's richest 1% get far richer, with 288 times what most families have already. >> that is a dangerous growing inequality. >> places like san francisco, d.c. and neighboring counties are raising the minimum wage. seattle to $15 an hour. president obama wants the federal minimum raised from 7:25. that's part of the budget battle that is heating back up. in republicans versus democrats. >> when will they start listening to the american people? blamed by this year's government shutdown, many republicans rule that out. >> it's a bad idea. and number two, it's bad politics. >> and a deal is in the works to end across the board sequestration cuts in defense and in social programs said to cut deeper next year. billions would get shifted. and a plan being hatched by house republican paul ryan and senate democrat patty murray, whil
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